Research

Relations with Collective Bargaining Agents

Whereas Standard 9C of the Accrediting Commission Handbook states that "the role of faculty in institutional governance is clearly defined," and

Whereas part 9.C.3. of Standard 9C of the Accreditation Handbook states that there is "a clear delineation of function between the collective bargaining agent (where applicable) and the academic senate,"


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend to local senates cooperation between, and a clear delineation of the functions of, senates and collective bargaining agents.

Governance/EERA

Whereas the Commission for Review of the Master Plan for Higher Education in its report "The Challenge of Change" recommends that local academic senates have a significant role in community college governance, and

Whereas the September 10, 1986, proposed final report of the Joint Legislative Committee for Review of the Master Plan for Higher Education makes reference to roles and responsibilities concerning collective bargaining and governance (#59) and governance (#77 and #80)

Class Cancellation Policies

Resolved that the Academic Senate Research Committee study and collect current data on class cancellation policies and practices, and

Resolved that the Research Committee report its findings at the 1987 Spring Conference.

Faculty Recognition

Whereas the Academic Senate has identified the need to recognize outstanding faculty, and

Whereas monetary remuneration may not be the only viable alternative, and

Whereas there are faculty members who consistently and unselfishly work to achieve educational excellence, and

Whereas local senates seek guidance and support in this endeavor,

Institutional Research

Whereas the Academic Senate recognizes that institutional research can enhance educational effectiveness,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend to local senates that institutional research be developed in conjunction with the local academic senates, and that faculty be involved in institutional research including its design, development, implementation, and evaluation.

Instructional Improvement Strategies

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges apply to the Fund for Instructional Improvement for funds in order to identify promising instructional improvement strategies.

Fund for Instructional Improvement

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend to the Chancellor that a data base of the projects funded for instructional improvement be made available to local institutions arid faculty.

Research of Local Senates

Whereas the strengthening of academic senates with respect to curriculum and other professional matters implies the assumption of further responsibilities by the faculty, and

Whereas those responsibilities necessitate leadership training and development, and

Whereas activity directed at strengthening the role of faculty and their senates has generated numerous questions about academic governance, particularly the nature of effective senates and effective faculty leadership, and

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